Sport field maintenance: all-natural vs. synthetic grass

Entretien de gazon de terrain de sport : pelouse naturelle vs synthétique

Today, 98% of France’s local government authorities are directly responsible for maintaining their region’s publicly-owned sports facilities, including outdoor pitches and playing fields. As a result, many are wondering whether city councils should be opting for all-natural or synthetic grass. With the help of Eurofield’s Director General, Gilles Thillaye, we take a closer look at the pros and cons of both artificial turf and real grass, from upkeep and cost to environmental impact, ahead of Paysalia’s 2017 annual conference. Continue reading…

Carré des Jardiniers 2017: meet this year’s finalists

Carré des Jardiniers 2017

As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: “All my hurts my garden spade can heal.” The 2017 edition of Paysalia’s Carré des Jardiniers focuses on the theme ‘The good care of Doctor Garden’, with the competition’s five finalists showcasing their vision for boosted health, wellness and creativity in nature’s backyard. So, who will take home the Master Gardener Trophy this year? Continue reading…

‘Green City Days’ 2017: an interview with Lyon’s Public Parks and Gardens General Manager

Journées Ville Verte 2017 : rencontre avec le directeur des espaces verts de Lyon

With Paysalia’s 2017 trade show fast approaching, it’s time to take a closer look at their ‘Green City Days’ initiative. The event, which takes place across four days, offers a glimpse into what really goes into maintaining Lyon’s green spaces, with a focus on health and wellbeing. Daniel Boulens, General Manager of Lyon’s Public Parks and Gardens and co-organizer of the event, talks to us about what Green City Days 2017 means to him. Continue reading…